Houston? We Have A Problem… A Confession and A Gift

You may not have heard of the Japanese art of Kintsugoi – mending the broken with gold to create something that is even more beautiful. A powerful metaphor for life. James Radcliffe’s post is worth a read .

JamesRadcliffe.com

“The world breaks everyone and afterward many are stronger at the broken places.” – Hemingway

[Fair warning: this post gets a little dark in places, but stick with it till the end and there will be light and a cool surprise.]

I was born in 1978 and it is a sobering fact that every year I’ve been alive the number of people in our culture suffering with depression has increased. This rise also holds true for opioid addiction, and suicide rates.

It would seem that we have a problem.

So what is it?

I am not a doctor.  I am not a psychologist.  I am not a self-help guru or cult leader, so I do not have to claim definitive answers. That said, it seems to me that each of these things have some relationship with unhappiness.  That, if more people in our culture were truly happy, fulfilled, and satisfied…

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